I study bone regeneration and I need to process stacks of micro-CT images. An example of those is provided in the attached document. The image shows a bone scaffold (horizontal bright white bars) and some features in between that correspond to bone that has grown.
I need to segment the image to quantify the amount of bone regenerated. However, this is hard, given that the background between the scaffold bars is very noisy. My knowledge of image processing is not very extended, but I know some basics. I tried a number of filters (median, wiener, unsharp contrast enhancement, imsharpen..) but nothing seems to work.
Does anyone have suggestions for me?